The Naka, Phuket, THAILAND

The Naka, Phuket, THAILAND

The Naka, Phuket, THAILANDThe Naka is a stylish new 5-star located on the West Coast of Phuket, at Nal Yae, a secluded beach in Kamala Bay. It features 94 romantic one, two and three bedroom pool villas, all with sea views and boasting cutting edge design. Each villa optimally integrates the basic elements of nature: water, sky, tree and earth. All villas featuring floor-to-ceiling wrap-around glass.

The resort’s own WIWA wedding chapel is a truly tropical South-East Asian romantic place to get married. It seats 452.

Inclusions for honeymooners are: a romantic flower bath welcome, special flower decoration in your room, complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, upgrade to next room category on arrival if available. The mini bar is also included, and is replenished daily.

Honeymooners should definitely check out the resort’s NAPA spa located 30 metres above sea level. The 5-storey spa offers a range of therapies, for treatments as a couple or individually.

The Naka, Phuket, THAILAND

Sri Panwa, Phuket, THAILAND

Sri Panwa, Phuket, THAILAND

Sri Panwa, Phuket, THAILANDPerched atop Cape Panwa, Sri panwa is Thailand’s jewel resort, occupying the peninsula in its entirety and offering breathtaking views of the South-eastern tip of Phuket. Sitting in its very own 40 acres of lush, tropical surrounds, the resort offers a number of accommodation options of the highest quality – seven suites, forty five villas and seven private residential villas are located 40-60 metres above sea level. The resort also has a choice of four different restaurants so you’ll be spoiled for choice in dining options without having to leave the resort.

Sri panwa is the perfect luxury honeymoon destination. Some of the romantic activities honeymooners might like to enjoy include sailing on Thai longtail boats or yachts that go out on snorkelling and diving excursions, indulging in a couple’s treatment at the resort’s day spa. Cool Spa is set on a cliff, totally secluded within the rainforest and high above the Andaman Sea. Or you can simply relax by the pool, on the resort’s private beach or in the privacy of your room.

Sri panwa presents two idyllic settings for wedding ceremonies: the stylish and exclusive rooftop bar, Baba Nest, which has 360 degree views, and Baba Poolclub restaurant and bar that also offers awe-inspiring views of the Andaman Sea.

Dedicated wedding specialists are on hand to assist with the finer details, such as your complimentary 120-minute spa treatment. After the ceremony, you’ll return to a beautified villa – decorative flowers and a bottle of sparkling wine, followed by a romantic breakfast in bed the following day.


Phulay Bay, Krabi, THAILAND

Phulay Bay, Krabi, THAILAND

Phulay Bay, Krabi, THAILANDPhulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve invites couples to embark on a journey of enchanting romance and declare their vows under the starry skies of Southern Thailand with a unique and captivating Midnight Wedding ceremony. Surrounded by the glimmer and reflection of 2,000 lit candles, couples will tie the knot at the stroke of midnight. The mystical melodies of Thai musicians and stunning native botanical arrangements will set the scene for romance during this captivating service. As one day turns into the next, family and friends will join in this rare ritual that appeals to the romantic spirit.

The celebration begins with a dinner reception for up to 30 guests, followed by a midnight wedding ceremony, culminating in a late-night champagne celebration complete with a custom-decorated three tiered wedding cake. Guests are invited to commemorate the bride and groom as they release Wedding Wish Lanterns into the sky, soaring towards the wedding star that Phulay Bay has named in honor of their union. A visually brilliant and unique Thai tradition, the Wedding Wish Lanterns are a memorable tradition which symbolises the hopes, dreams and wishes for the couple’s new life together. A festive wedding brunch reception the following day celebrates the couple’s first sunrise together as a married couple, all set  against the dramatic beauty of Southern Thailand.

In addition to the Midnight Wedding ceremony, Phulay Bay provides the perfect backdrop for romance as the lush jungles, idyllic isles and awe-inspiring scenery create an unforgettable experience. Before and after the ceremony, couples and guests can explore the limestone mountains rising from the sea, virgin rainforests, exquisite beaches and crystal-clear waterfalls, on a journey of discovery in southern Thailand. Whether guests choose to explore the Similan Islands on a private yacht, indulge in treatments at the spa or master the art of raw Thai cooking, the personalised service and ethereal environment set the scene for the majestic romance of a lifetime.

Phulay Bay, Krabi, THAILANDThe Midnight Wedding package includes:

• Roundtrip luxury transfers to and from Krabi International Airport for two people

• Three consecutive nights accommodation in the Royal Beach Villa

• 50 minute spa treatment for the couple

• Hair & makeup for the bride

• Wedding night dinner prior to the ceremony

• Wedding decoration and set up, including customised floral decorations, candles and floating torches

 • Classical music during the ceremony

• Customized bouquet for the bride and corsage for the groom

• Blessing Ceremony (non-religious) including symbolic lighting of candles by the bride and groom

• A midnight champagne reception that includes an elegant three-tier wedding cake

• Lantern release ceremony

• 2.5 hour brunch

• Star Certificate naming a star after the bride and groom

 As with all weddings at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a dedicated wedding planner will be at your disposal to attend to every need, organise each detail, and ensure your comfort and pleasure.

Phulay Bay, Krabi, THAILAND

Kata Rocks, Phuket, THAILAND

Kata Rocks, Phuket, THAILAND

Kata Rocks is located directly on the ocean front at the southern end of the famous Kata Beach, along Phuket’s sunset west coast, on a small cape between Kata and Kata Noi beaches, where minutes turn to hours with the ebb and flow of the languorous tides. From the resort’s ocean view terraces you can see the glimmering Andaman Sea and super yachts moored off the pretty island of Koh Pu.

This is a design driven, luxury boutique resort and residence. Modern and contemporary, elegant and cutting-edge, Kata Rocks features 34 Sky Villas of one, two, three or four bedrooms. Each offers its own private infinity pool, expansive living and dining area, superbly appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, along with the latest interactive iPad technology allowing you to control the world of the Sky Villa at the touch or swipe of a button.

Along with exquisite dining options, pool side restaurant and bar, the resort also features an Infinite Luxury Spa and fitness center. Destination dining options include oceanfront picnics ‘on the rocks’ or gourmet meals prepared in the privacy of your Sky Villa by your own personal chef. Located right on the water’s edge, the restaurant and bar has stunning sunset views over the Andaman Sea making it one of Phuket’s premier wining and dining locations.

Kata Rocks, Phuket, THAILAND

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, Thailand

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, Thailand


Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, Thailand

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, ThailandTranquility is not often a word one associates with Koh Samui’s bustling Chaweng Beach, and yet that’s exactly what you get at the Chaweng Regent Beach Resort.

Occupying a stretch of soft white sand along this famed beach, the resort offers a range of well appointed villas and bungalows tucked into a serene, tropical landscape, affording privacy.

Each verandah provides views overlooking the lush gardens, ponds, swimming pools and that spectacular coastline.

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, ThailandFrom the Superior Bungalows to the Deluxe Villa, all the way to the luxurious Spa Villa Suite, you’ll be greeted by a mix of contemporary and traditional that blends harmoniously. At Escape Spa, there are many indulgent treatments on offer – it’s the ideal place to relax and unwind.

Weddings and honeymoons are popular events at Chaweng Regent Beach Resort. They have a talented group of professionals on hand to see to your every need. From the moment of initial contact through to your ultimate departure from the Island, Rio Rose (the wedding coordinator) and her team will have you at ease and enjoying the moments for what they are, rather than what they should have been.

With two restaurants on site, there’s something to suit every taste. My personal favourite was the dinner I enjoyed at Chomtalay … our table was right on the beach and it was magical sitting with my shoes off, the sand between my toes. Beach vendors wandered by, couples strolled in the fading light, and now and then someone romantically set off a traditional lantern on a skyward path. The meal, by the way, was as superb as the surroundings! ♥


Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, Thailand“Marriage of the Heart” Traditional Thai Wedding Includes:

• A beautifully designed book for guests and well-wishers to sign as a souvenir for the couple’s wedding.

• Bouquet for the bride

• Ceremonial furnishing and set up at Sala Garden Pool or in a function room (in case of rain)

• Floral wedding decorations in the bedroom

• Flower arrangements at the ceremonial site (roses, orchids or lotus)

• Special wedding garlands for the bride and groom

• Wedding cake (3 tier)

• Wedding gift from the hotel

• Breakfast service in room

• Candle light dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine

• Deluxe fruit basket served in room on arrival

• Hair dressing and make up for bride (and groom)

• Long drum procession (a long drum dance procession will escort the bride and groom from their room to the ceremonial site as per Thai traditional culture)

• Swedish Massage or Thai Massage one hour for bride and groom

Venue : Santhiya Resort & Spa, Thailand

Venue : Santhiya Resort & Spa, Thailand

Venue: Santhiya Resort & Spa, Thailand

Naturally Inspiring

On a recent visit to Thailand, I hopped a short boat ride across the water from Koh Samui to Koh Pha-Ngan and discovered a gem of a resort, Santhiya Resort & Spa.

Venue: Santhiya Resort & Spa, ThailandArriving on the boat, our luggage was squirrelled up to our rooms while we were escorted from the jetty along the pathway to the reception. It was hard to concentrate on the paperwork involved in check-in as the views kept distracting us.

Once settled, we took a walk around the property. A vast range of accommodation standards and sizes sprawl down the densely clad hillside dotted with coconut palms all the way to the white sandy beach below. We were lucky to enjoy the beauty of a Hideaway Pool Villa Suite with private pool and an outdoor bath. I loved the al fresco bathroom and the traditional Thai touches throughout. We had lush garden views, but there are also pool villas that enjoy seaviews – many of the rooms and suites do, in fact!

Venue: Santhiya Resort & Spa, ThailandIf it’s total luxury you’re after, enquire after the Royal Grand Pool Villa suite that extends over nearly 200sqm, private pool, living room, 2 bedrooms, private gardens and an open-air bathroom.

Chantara Restaurant offers up gourmet Thai and international cuisine. Set in a grand teak hall, the sea vista is panoramic. Down at the beach, By The Sea offers all day refreshments in the form of cocktails, smoothies and casual beachfront dining. Stop by Mahkok for an aromatic cup of tea or coffee while you peruse fabulous souvenirs.

Santhiya offers tailor-made wedding packages whether you’re eloping as a couple, inviting a handful of your closest, or planning something on a grander scale. In this unique atmosphere you’ll enjoy world-class service, making it an unforgettable destination for both you and your guests.

Venue: Santhiya Resort & Spa, ThailandAyurvana Spa offers romantic packages for the bridal couple, as well as manicures, pedicures and a fab range of facials, massages, scrubs and wraps.

Resort staff are adept at organising just about anything you need to make your wedding memorable, from flowers and a cake, to entertainment and more – just ask! ♥